Business 100 - 2010

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Margaret Brennan/Bloomberg Television

Margaret Brennan is the anchor of “InBusiness with Margaret Brennan,” Bloomberg Television’s weekday business program. Brennan joined Bloomberg Television in 2009 from CNBC, where she served as a general assignment reporter and contributed to MSNBC and NBC’s “Today Show” and “Nightly News.” She began her business news career in 2002 as a producer for financial news legend Louis Rukeyser.

Graduating with highest distinction from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs and Middle East studies and a minor in Arabic language, Margaret was named an Emmerich-Wright Scholar for an outstanding thesis.  She was a Fulbright-Hays Scholar, is a Whitehead Fellow with the Foreign Policy Association and serves on the Advisory Board of the Smurfit School of Business at the University College Dublin.

Margaret is a third-generation Irish American with roots in Co. Galway on her father’s side and Sligo on her mother’s side.